Visitors are welcome! The Elim Library is available for research, to view archives, use reference resources, check out books, or relax and study in a quiet, comfortable environment. The librarian and staff are available for instruction in using the catalog program installed on the computers and assisting with research needs. Access to the Internet is available on library computers. The building also contains convenient wireless Internet access. A copy machine is located in the office area of the library and is available during open hours.
The S. Joy Niswander Library was established in 1924. Within the facility is a comprehensive collection of approximately 30,000 physical holdings including books, audio and visual media, journals, and an archival collection of the establishment of Elim and early Pentecostalism.
The library catalog is accessible to students through Elim’s online college management system, Populi. Students, staff, and faculty may renew or place holds on books, write reviews and recommendations, see what has been checked out, and access our digital collection. In keeping with the mission of Elim, the Library is committed to providing a strong base of information literacy skills, research services, and the professional support necessary to equip students to be the confident and effective, ministering servant-leaders of this generation.
EBSCO is a worldwide leader in providing information through print and electronic journal subscription services, research database and e-journals. EBSCO has served the library and business communities for more than 60 years.
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Access to scholarly resources through Google
The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Institute of Education Sciences offers a limited open-access public site for research within their database.
The Elim Bible Institute and College Library acknowledges and adheres to the copyright law of the United States and the fair use of copyrighted resources as mentioned in Section 107 of Title 17 of the United States Code. This law permits the reproduction of multiple copies for teaching, classroom and academic research use under certain circumstances. The students, staff and faculty are required to follow the law regarding copyright, and Elim Library provides assistance and guidance regarding the use of copyrighted resources.